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Practice Leader, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 1080, Grande Allee West
  • Location: Québec, Quebec
  • Other Possible Location(s): Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec
  • Job category: Data Science
  • Job ID: JR10020539
  • Job type: Permanent Job
  • Apply before: 2024-07-26


The use of data is booming at iA Financial Group! If you want to make a difference in the digital transformation of the Insurance, Savings and Individual Retirement sector, this position is for you. Join the Data Strategy, Governance and Analytics team, which is responsible for transforming our analytical capabilities to make data the center of our business strategies.

As the Practice Leader in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, you will be the central point for defining the vision and innovative solutions for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in collaboration with the analytical teams. You will serve the entire sector, including Pricing, New Business, Claims, Sales, Customer and Advisor Experience, Marketing, Product Development, and Administration.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop a long-term vision and action plan for the evolution of the data science and artificial intelligence practice in the sector.
  • Identify development opportunities and improvements for advanced analytics and artificial intelligence models to meet business needs in collaboration with the entire sector.
  • Decide on scientific methodologies to be applied, taking into account ethical, regulatory, technological, and business constraints.
  • Conduct data science and artificial intelligence proofs of concept to confirm that the identified models can effectively meet business needs.
  • Act as a lead in the operationalization of proofs of concept.
  • Develop expertise in data science within the sector (modeling, programming, statistical concepts, versioning, etc.).
  • Ensure model governance, risk assessment, and mitigation (operational, reputational, ethical, financial, etc.).
  • Evolve expertise, methods, and tools related to data science and artificial intelligence specific to individual insurance, particularly through monitoring trends and best practices.

Do you have the following qualifications?

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or other related field.
  • Master's or Ph.D. in a related field (an asset).
  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant experience in data science, actuarial science, or business intelligence.
  • Experience in the insurance or financial services industry (an asset).
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL, Azure DataBricks, Snowflake, Power BI, and other data modeling/dmachine learning technologies.
  • Fluency in French and English, both spoken and written, due to frequent interactions with colleagues or external partners in Canada and the United States.

Do you have the following skills and abilities?

  • Ability to effectively work at the strategic level and exchange ideas and information with senior management.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills to effectively explain complex analysis results to a non-technical audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to coach colleagues.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative and proactivity and dare to go beyond what is asked.

Join the team!

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Company Overview


iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 50,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

At iA, we’re invested in you.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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